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#20 Brooklyn Lager – a reminder of why we shouldn’t avoid lagers

Review #20 Brooklyn Lager 78/100

Unless you are a tee-total, it is likely you’ve had the displeasure of a consuming a heavily carbonated, rat piss-esque liquid which bears the name lager.  This beverage for a long time has plagued pubs, bars and shops all across the globe, and unfortunately for a lot of people, this is what comes to mind when they hear the word ‘lager’.  Admittedly, I turned my nose up at lager for a long time, as I could’t quite dissociate it from the foul, skunky smelling liquid I’d tasted in the past.

Larger is a hard thing to produce well, but when done right produces a beer with a very balanced flavour profile, with a palate and aroma which can’t be mimicked.  After learning this I came to the realisation that you can really judge the quality of a brewery by their ability to produce a good lager.

The world is full of weird and wonderful beers, from insanely hoppy triple IPAs, to through the roof ABV Imperial Russian Stouts, but don’t be like I was, appreciate the beers that have held their place throughout history, the beers which may not have wacky names and styles but have stood the test of time.

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Out of the bottle and into the glass, the Brooklyn Lager pours a deep amber colour with no haze at all, medium to high carbonation and a lively, brilliant white head.

On the nose there are delicate, floral, grassy, citrus notes with a caramel like sweetness permeating from the highly effervescent head.

On the palate we’ve got a big malty sweetness with hints of straw in the background stitched together with a nice hoppy bitterness.  Finishes dry with a slight herbal bitterness.  It’s not a very complex beer but very enjoyable nonetheless.

Cheers

Matt

 

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One thought on “#20 Brooklyn Lager – a reminder of why we shouldn’t avoid lagers

  1. Thank you Mr Matt but this beer is very bad or very good, I do not like drinking piss but I will drink piss for 78/100 you see ahaha give me piss please ahaha thank you Mr Matt

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